Homeland and Parks and Recreation
Ben gets assigned to run the campaign of the latest vice presidential nominee: one Nicholas Brody. All is going well until cop-in-training Andy comes to visit April and notices something fishy going on with the former Marine. When the rest of the Pawnee gang refuses to indulge him, he goes into full Burt Macklin mode and proves himself right — that everything in D.C. is a clue.
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The thing that I think is important about Brody is that he was, is and always will be a soldier. He will respond like a soldier. He identifies an enemy, and in this case it seems pretty clear that it is Vice President Walden, for what he considers a terrorist act of sending unmanned drones into school. I am aware that is a very liberal viewpoint to take politically and there will be more right wing conservatives who say, “This is so ridiculous. And are you justifying terrorism? Saying we’re worse than they are?” The show is careful, I think, to say not that one is worse than the other, but that they are versions of the same thing.
-Damian Lewis, The War on Terror: A Q&A With Homeland’s Damian Lewis
(And by the way, Claire won the “Ugly Cry” contest)